With contributions from world-renowned experts in the field, this book explores developments in the transport kinetics, seasonal cycling, accumulation, geochemistry, transformation, and toxicology of arsenic. It details advances in the prevention and control of arsenic and arsenic compounds in the air, soil, and water and offers analytical methods for the detection and study of arsenic in the environment and human body. Providing bioremediation techniques for effective treatment of contaminated water supplies, the book discusses factors that influence the removal of arsenic from water as well as diurnal and seasonal variations in the arsenic concentration of surface water supplies.
Table of Contents
Arsenic Poisoning Through the Ages. Analytical Methods for the Determination of Arsenic and Arsenic Compounds in the Environment. Arsenic Compounds in the Environment. Arsenic Speciation in the Environment and Humans. Bioavailability and Risk of Arsenic Exposure by the Soil Ingestion Pathway. Aspects of Arsenic Chemistry in Relation to Occurrence, Health, and Treatment. Biogeochemical Controls on Arsenic Occurrence and Mobility in Water Supplies. Arsenic (V)/(III) Cycling in Soils and Natural Waters: Chemical and Microbiological Processes. Metal-Oxide Adsorption, Ion Exchange, and Coagulation-Microfiltration for Arsenic Removal from Water. Arsenic Metabolism: Resistance, Reduction, and Oxidation. Bacterial Respiration of Arsenate and Its Significance in the Environment. Unique Modes of Arsenate Respiration by Chrysiogenes arsenatis and Desulfomicrobium sp. str. Ben-RB. Bacterial Oxidation of As(III) Compounds. Characteristics of Newly Discovered Arsenite-Oxidizing Bacteria. Oxidation of Arsenite by Alcaligenes faecalis. Volatilization of Arsenic. Index.